Quick update as Leitrim swept the boards at last nights Connacht Scór finals held in Manorhamilton. Five of the eight titles went to Leitrim in a fantastic nights entertainment and high drama.

2007 winners Glencar/Manorhamilton won again in Rince Foirne and Bornacoola are there again in tráth na gCeist.

This time round Leitrim Gaels won in Ceol Uirlise, Seán OHeslins in Nuachleas and St Marys in Bailéad Ghrúpa.

Congratulations to all involved.

 

 

30-Mar-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

For the second year in succession the Connacht Scór Sinsear Finals are taking place in Leitrim. Last year they were in Ballinamore and this year they are in Manorhamilton. This is recognition that Leitrim is now the powerhouse of senior Scór in the province, indeed Leitrim is probably the only county that will be represented in all eight disciplines this year. The finals are in the Bee Park Centre on Saturday next starting at 6.00pm.

Leitrim will be strongly represented in all eight disciplines and it will be a major surprise if Leitrim do not win a number of titles. Last year Leitrim won five of the eight events, winning in Rince Foirne, Amhranaíocht Aonair, Ceol Uirlise, Trath na gCeist and Nuachleas. Such is the standard of Scór in Leitrim that only two of the same five clubs that won Connacht titles in 2007 have qualified out of Leitrim in 2008. Glencar/Manorhamilton are back again in Rince Foirne and Bornacoola are there again in tráth na gCeist.

In Amhranaíocht Aonair, Elaine Duignan from the Sean OHeslins club, Leitrim Gaels in Ceol Uirlise and Seán OHeslins in Nuachleas are the Leitrim representatives this year replacing Aughnasheelin, Dromahair and Fenagh respectively, all who won in Connacht last year.

Of the three disciplines where Leitrim did not win Connacht last year, Louise Staunton is back reciting for Bornacoola in the finals, Fenagh St Caillins replace Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Rince Seit and St Marys replace Aughnasheelin in Bailéad Ghrúpa. All in all it is a strong Leitrim representation and it will be a good night of entertainment all round.

 

Good luck to all Leitrim Scór representatives at the Connacht finals in Manorhamilton this Saturday starting at 6.00 

 

 

26-Mar-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Leitrim Scór Sinsear

There was great entertainment at the Leitrim Scór Finals last night in Manorhamilton. The Adjudicators from Mayo had a difficult job in deciding winners. The following were the winners in the different events:

Rince Foirne : Glencar/Manorhamilton

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Elaine Duignan, Seán OHeslins,

Ceol Uirlise: Leitrim Gaels,

Aithriseoireacht: Louise Staunton, Bornacoola.

Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys,

Tráth na gCeist: Bornacoola,

Nuachleas: Seán OHeslins,

Rince Seit: Fenagh St Caillins,

Club of the year: Seán OHeslins

 

 

09-Mar-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

There were two successful nights at the Leitrim Scór Sinsear semi-finals in Bornacoola on Friday night and on Saturday in Drumreilly. Fifteen clubs took part over the two nights.

 

The qualifiers for the Co Finals are as follows

 

Rince Foirne : Seán O’Heslins and Glencar/Manorhamilton

 

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Sinéad Egan Aughnasheelin, Elaine Duignan, Seán

 O’Heslins,  John Butler, St Mary’s, Ann Whitney, Leitrim

 

 

Ceol Uirlise: Leitrim Gaels, Dromahair

 

Aithriseoireacht: Brian Dolan, Aughawillan, Louise Staunton, Bornacoola.

 Muire Sweeney, Seán O’Heslins, Laura Crossan, St Mary’s

 

Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Mary’s, Aughnasheelin, Leitrim Gaels, Glencar/Manorhamilton

 

Tráth na gCeist: Bornacoola, Fenagh, Seán O’Heslins, Allen Gaels

 

Nuachleas: Aughavas, Seán O’Heslins, Fenagh St Caillins

 

Rince Seit:  Fenagh St Caillins, Glencar/Manorhamilton, Seán O’Heslins,

 Aughawillan

 

The County Finals will be held in Manorhamilton on Saturday next starting at 8.00pm

 

 

02-Mar-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

All is in readiness for the two Scór Sinsear semi finals this coming weekend. There is a very good level of entries with 16 of the 24 clubs entered in some events at least.

On Friday night the venue is Bornacoola Community Centre with a 8.00pm start. On Saturday the venue is Drumreilly Community Centre with a 8.00 start also.

The line up of clubs is as follows:

Friday in Bornacoola: Kiltubrid, Fenagh, Bornacoola, Leitrim Gaels, Glenfarne, Ballinamore, Dromahair, Allen Gaels, Aughavas.

On Saturday night in Drumreilly: St Mary’s, Aughawillan, Glencar/Manorhamilton, Sean O’Heslins, Carrigallen, Aughnasheelin, Drumreilly, St Osnatts. Some individual items from clubs have asked to switch nights and these will be accommodated.

 

 

29-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

There were a large number of applicants for the Leitrim Co Board GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships and a very high standard among the youngsters who attended for interview. There were 14 scholarships in all, and four of these were for people who participated in Scór na nÓg last year.

Buíochas do na buachaillí agus na cailíní go léir a chuir isteach ar na scoláireachtaí agus comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí.

Seo iad na daoine a fuair scoláireachtaí don bhliain seo:

Scoláireachtaí do dhaoine a ghlac páirt i Scór

Clár Ní Chianáin, Clonart, Barr na Cuille (€200)
Aoife Heeran, Drumhawley, Droim Sean Bhó (€100)
Niamh Nic Uidhir, Lavareen Achadh Easa (€100)
Gráinne Ní Mháille, Carraig Álainn (€100)

Scoláireachtaí Eile

Eibhlín Nic Aodha, Droimrewey, Droim Caorthainn (€250)
Yvonne Ní Chrosáin, Lisconnor, Coill an Chláir (€250)
Seán Mac Suibhne, An Ross, Cluainín Uí Ruairc(€100)
Seánacháin O Beirn, Bóthar an Stáisiúin, Maothail(€100)
Oisín Mac Pheaircín, Gortnalibbert, Cluainín Uí Ruairc(€100)
Aaron Reynolds, Fawn, Leitrim(€100)
Orla McHugh, Cornacloy, Glenfarne(€100)
Michelle OHagan, Foxfield, Manorhamilton(€100)
Jackie Nic Mhanais, Cill Srianáin(€100)
Padraig Mac Aodha, Droimrewey, Droim Caorthainn(€100)

 

 

22-Feb-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

None of the four Leitrim clubs were successful at the All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals in Athlone on Saturday last. It was disappointing for the Mohill, Aughnasheelin, Sean OHeslins and St Caillins clubs but the standard in all competitions was extremely high. All of the Leitrim performances were on a par with the others but when the results were announced there were none in the winners list. However, most of the contestants are still eligible for next year when we are sure they will have another go at the various competitions.

 

Scór Sinsear

Next Friday is the deadline for entries for Scór Sinsear and all clubs are asked to have their details in with Scór Rúnaí, Maura Mulvey by then. The competitions are on the following weekend.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí comórtas ana mhaith de Thráth na gCeisteanna do Sheachtain na Gaeilge i Smyths Siopa Ól ar an Aoine seo caite. Bhí deich foireann san iomaíocht ó na clubanna seo leanas: Naomh Caillin (Dhá fhoireann), Seán Ó hEislin (Dhá fhoireann), Gaeil na hAilne, Barr na Cuille, Achadh Easa, Achadh Mhaoileann, Achadh na Sileann, Naomh Osnatt. Bhí an bua ag Barr na Cuille agus bhí Naomh Caillin sa dara háit agus Gaeil na hAilne sa tríú háit. Beidh trí fhoireann ag dul go dtí babhtaí Chonnacht ar an 7 Marta.

 

 

17-Feb-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

On Saturday four Leitrim clubs bid for All Ireland glory in the Scór na nÓg All Ireland Finals. Fenagh in Rince Seit, Aughnasheelin in Aithriseoireacht, Mohill in Amhranaíocht Aonair and Sean OHeslins in Bailéad Ghrúpa will be taking the stage with high hopes of taking all Ireland titles.  The Finals are in Athlone on Saturday next.

 Best of luck to all the participants.

 

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz

The Leitrim round of the Seachtain na Gaeilge quiz will take place in Smyths Siopa Tae, Ballinamore on this Friday night starting at 9.00

 

 

12-Feb-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz

The annual Seachtain na Gaeilge quiz which starts at county level and ends up with the All Ireland Finals in Croke Park on St Patricks Day will take place in Leitrim on Friday week, 15 February in Smyths Siopa Ól in Ballinamore. All clubs are asked to send a team. There can be four persons on a team and all questions are team questions. This year three teams will qualify for the Connacht Finals from each County. The Connacht Finals are on 7 March

 

 

05-Feb-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Closing date for entries for Gaeltacht Scholarships is Friday next 8 February. Forms are mow available from club secretaries or from Irish teachers in secondary schools. Alternatively forms can be had from the Oifigeach Cultúir agus Teanga, Seán O Suilleabháin (071- 9644227).

 

 

04-Feb-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Leitrim were the big winners at the Connacht Scór na nÓg Finals in Claremorris yesterday. Leitrim clubs took four of the eight events on a night where the high standard of Scór in Leitrim shone through. It was a Connacht Final with a wonderfully high standard of performance on stage and a packed Town Hall in Claremorris.

Leitrim were declared the winners in Solo Singing, Recitation, Ballad Group and Set Dance. Roscommon also had a successful night with the Kilglass Gaels club winning both the Figure Dance and the Question Time. Galway won the Instrumental Music and Sligo won the Novelty Act.

The full list of winners was as follows:

Rince Foirne : Kilglass Gaels, Roscommon

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Rachel McLoughlin, Mohill, Leitrim

Ceol Uirlise: Ardrahan, Galway

Aithriseoireacht: Fintan Fitzpatrick, Aughnasheelin, Leitrim

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Sean OHeslins, Leitrim

Trath na gCeist: Kilglass Gaels, Roscommon

Nuachleas: St Farnans, Sligo

Rince Seit: Fenagh, St Caillins, Leitrim

 

 

The All Ireland  Scór na nÓg Finals are in Athlone on Saturday 16 February

 

 

 

20-Jan-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Scór Sinsear

Clubs are now preparing for Scór Sinsear and Coiste Scór Liatroma is asking all clubs to put the maximum effort into having their clubs taking part in Scór. The two semi-final nights are on Friday 29 February in Bornacoola and Saturday 1 March in Drumreilly.

 

 

12-Jan-08 by Sean O Suilleabhain